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Brand name: Actonel Once-a-Week

Actonel Once-a-Week is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) risedronate. On this page you will find out more about Actonel Once-a-Week, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: risedronate

Information for medicine and pack size:
Actonel Once-a-Week 35 mg film-coated tablet, 4

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Treatment of osteoporosis. Treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Preservation of bone mineral density in patients on long-term corticosteroid therapy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance OVAL SHAPED, FILM-COATED TABLET, LIGHT ORANGE ENGRAVED "RSN" ON ONE SIDE AND "35MG" ON THE OTHER.

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
1 tablet: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
12 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
16 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
2 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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What you need to know about Osteoporosis

1.2 million Australians are affected by osteoporosis, which means that their bones are fragile and at risk of fracture. A further 6.3 million people have low bone density (osteopenia), a possible precursor to osteoporosis. However, as many as 4 out of 5 people with osteoporosis don’t know that they have it and therefore don’t know that they are at risk of fracturing a bone. This is because osteoporosis is a ‘silent’ disease without obvious symptoms.

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